Most nonprofit organizations that were reasonably healthy before COVID-19 will manage to get through the end of this calendar year. A combination of fundraising, government loans, budget reallocations, furloughs, and luck will take us to Dec 31, 2020. And we will know that Jan 1, 2021, we will still be in business. But that same combination of things will not be sufficient to get us through the next year, let alone the next five years. So how can we start now to think differently about how we allocate our time, and how we plan for the income we need to do our work?
Things are not going to return to normal—nor should they. Normal was not working for most people, and a new normal is in danger of being a mutation of the old normal. We need something else entirely and those of us in charge of bringing in the money must provide the leadership needed to help organizations “be the change we wish to see.”
In this workshop, Kim will discuss ways in which nonprofits must think bigger, move into more advocacy, collaborate with others, and ramp up community organizing in order to create an environment in which nonprofits can survive and thrive. Specifically Kim will look at the role of development in creating positive change. This workshop is geared to staff and board members whose primary role is fundraising.
This workshop series is done in partnership with the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, New Mexico Thrives, and the Maine Association of Nonprofits.
is an internationally known speaker and author, known for her ability to deliver information in a practical and humorous way. She has worked in all aspects of fundraising: as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member, and has helped thousands of grassroots organizations survive and thrive through tough political and economic realities. Kim is the author of five books including her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its 7th edition. This book is widely used by practitioners and university programs alike. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, six Canadian provinces, and 21 other countries. She is a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California Berkeley.